Thornville turning 200
THORNVILLE – The Village of Thornville celebrates its 200th birthday next year and is commemorating the event with a custom bicentennial pottery displaying a new village logo Thornville residents designed.
The three-piece set includes a plate, vase/jar and piggy bank selling for $85. The village is offering presales, which must be paid at the time of presale, beginning July 6 at the village office for delivery June 2011. Presales will continue to be available at the village office during regular hours. Proceeds go toward financing the bicentennial celebration.
Preordering allows buyers to own a set with matched numbers in the order that Zanesville’s Hartstone Pottery manufactured it, or a requested number.
“We anticipate a sell out,” Brussee said.
“It was a group effort,” Patrick said. Brussee said several people contributed to the village’s new logo design, including a student contest to submit the best logo concept. Sheridan Middle School student Kylie Parr won first place for her concept design. Resident Gavin Renner finished the concept and Thornville artist Mary Jane Bugh contributed a painting of the original Thornville Elementary School to the logo. Sheridan High School student Nick Kunkler came in second place for his design concept and Sheridan Middle School student Nichole Brown came in third.
Pottery set pieces will be sold individually, but not until the 2011 Independence Day celebration. The Thornville Bicentennial Committee is Brussee, Mary Alice Steadman, Alpha Black, Ann Cooperrider, Thelma Crader, Kevin Howe, Bugh, and Patrick.
Brussee said the village is planning for a full day of events and live music for the 2011 Independence Day/bicentennial celebration and is asking for local businesses and organizations to sponsor one or several of those events.
“It’s a big deal for Thornville,” said Patrick.